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22/01/2012

Duration:
22 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 22 January 2012

Charlotte Smith looks at the battle to build a farm housing 25,000 pigs, 33 times the size of an average pig farm. Foston in Derbyshire has seen protests from animal rights groups and local residents who believe the plans are damaging for animal welfare, for the environment, and for human health.

On Your Farm visits one of Midland Pigs' pilot farms, along with one of the most vociferous campaigners - Lord Peter Melchett from the Soil Association. He debates the ethics and practicality of the plans with managing director of Midland Pigs Martin Barker, who believes the new farm poses no risk to health, and represents a step forward in animal welfare.

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Produced by Melvin Rickarby.

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